Minutes of March meeting

These are the unapproved minutes of the meeting of March 25th

Yarmouth Art Society Meeting
March 25, 2017 at AGNS
The meeting was called to order at 12:00 noon.
Minutes from the February meeting were approved as read.
Treasurer’s report: For the period from February 26, 2017 to March 25, 2017 total funds carried forward was $3310.62, total funds balance was $3387.49. Dan reported that Angela Collier reviewed financial statements and deposits for the YAS and she confirmed that accounts are reconciled and all is in good order. Treasurer’s report was approved as read.
Old Business:
Opening show Brian Porter: The opening reception for Brian Porter’s show at the museum is on April 1st, we encourage YAS members to attend. YAS members don’t need to provide refreshments as Nadine Gates told Margriet that the museum will look after this.
New Business:
Show with Write Away Group: David hasn’t been able to meet with Marilyn Francis yet to discuss the details of a joint show.
Our Spring Show at the YARC will be over on Thursday, March 30 so the artwork can be picked up as of this date.
Virginia Stoddard has purchased a 3-DVD set called “Story of Women and Art” to donate to the library on behalf of the YAS, in memory of Sheila Miller. We will try to view one of the DVD’s before donating it.
Emily Falencki will be doing an art talk on Friday at 6:30 at the AGNS about her work currently on display.
Judy Sanders is currently working on small paintings and she has asked if the YAS members might be interested in putting on a show of small art work. Judy is only in this area in the summer months so Virginia or Margriet will check to see if this would be possible either at the YARC or the museum.
The community art group currently has an exhibit in the community room of the AGNS. Dan said that the sessions on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoons have been very successful.
Next meeting will be April 29 at 12 pm at the AGNS
Respectfully submitted
Noella DeMille

Waterfront Galley accepting Participating Artists

The Waterfront Galley on Water Street Yarmouth announces it has a limited number of spaces available  for regional artists to display and sell their work for the 2017 season. The season runs from May 1 until the end of October. Participants are included in the website and other publicity. The galley had over 3000 visitors last year and more are anticipated this year.

If you have an interest in having a space, please contact Dan Earle at [email protected] for details.

Emily Falencki at AGNS – Yarmouth

EMILY FALENCKI- March 31 Artist’s Talk at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia-Yarmouth

Artist Emily Falencki will give a talk about her thought-provoking work at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Yarmouth on Friday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m.  This is a free public event.

Falencki’s work deals with global conflicts from the Second World War to the Syrian crisis. She hopes her paintings will make people slow down to more deeply consider the graphic images that fly by on the TV and the Internet. She wants to give a voice to the people we see so fleetingly. “There is a history of when you paint something, it becomes important”, she says.

A recent series builds on her Polish grandmother’s wartime letters to her mother, husband, and son. In 1940, her grandmother had escaped from Poland to the United States, leaving her mother in the Warsaw Ghetto, where she was killed in 1943. Falencki has magnified the writing and the envelopes with their stamps as a surface for her figures.  “It’s the story of being a refugee or an immigrant and the images tell the same story.” Falencki’s solo exhibit will continue at the Art Gallery until April 29.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Western Branch, Yarmouth, is located at 341 Main Street, Yarmouth.  For more information about the free Art Talk, contact the Gallery at 902 749-2248 or Virginia Stoddard, ArtReach coordinator at [email protected]

Call for artists

If you are interested in participating, contact:
Ingrid Jenkner, Director
MSVU Art Gallery
166 Bedford Hwy.
Halifax, NS B3M 2J6
She will send you an entry package visa e-mail.
Greetings from MSVU Art Gallery,
I’ve attached a Call for Entries inviting artists and artisans to apply for inclusion in the September 2017 exhibition Bodies in Translation: Age and Creativity.
The exhibition is organized by MSVU Art Gallery in partnership with a SSHRC-funded consortium of researchers in disability arts and the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging.
We encourage entries that address how experiences that come with age, such as aging with and into disability, can inspire alternate forms of embodiment, culture and art practice.  The entry form provides further details.  Those eligible to enter include artists and artisans who self-identify as older adults.  Also eligible are artists and artisans who care for or assist the elderly, and those whose design work addresses the needs of the aged.
A panel of curators will select the exhibition and entrants will be notified in May 2017.
Even if you are not interested in taking part, would you be kind enough to share this Call with someone who might be?

YAS Monthly meeting – 25th @ noon – AGNS

Agenda Yarmouth Art Society meeting March 25th   2017. 

Come to the meeting and get a sneak preview of the Community Portrait Project show. Some amazing collaborative work on display.


Call to order

Minutes from February meeting

Treasurer’s report

Old business:

Opening show Brian Porter

New business:

Show with Write Away Group


Next meeting

April  29th at 12 pm at the AGNS


If the Brian Porter DVD is available, we will show this after the meeting. So please take some time to stay longer.

Watercolour with Lio Lo

Monthly Painting coaching workshop for beginner s in watercolour
Date: April 8th. Saturday From 10am to 3:30 pm, ( Every Second Saturday of the Month)
At  Lio’s studio   Fee: $40 per session  5 spaces only   call (902)874-2312 or email at: [email protected]
This monthly coaching workshop is for the beginners who have had a little bit of experience in watercolour but lack of confidence and consistancy. Participant will work on a painting from start to finish on this day-long session. I will help each individual on every step of the way from building the skills of drawing, composition, colour mixing, correcting mistakes to applying different techniques on relevant subjects. These small numbered sessions offer lots of quality one on one time providing positive guidances.

Poppy Balser watercolour workshop

Watercolour Workshop Announced

Announcement of beginner watercolour workshop.  A chance  to get some basics and see if you like this media. Workshop will be in English.

Atelier d’aquarelle avec Dan Earle le 15 avril de 9:00 à 16:00 hres. 30$ pour les membres du Conseil des Arts de la baie et 40$ pour les non-membres.

L’atelier se donne dans les locaux de la Manivelle. Pour plus d’informations, contacter Diane Nadon 902-778-0328 ou par courriel.  
Watercolour workshop April 15th (9hres to 4 hres) with Dan Earle. 30$ for CAB members and 40$ for non-members.
The workshop will be at the Manivelle (l’ATELIER) For information call Diane Nadon  902 778-0328  or [email protected]